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FREE Shredding, e-Waste & HHW Recycling Event – April 4th

March 5, 2015 

The City’s Recycling Program has partnered with the Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program to bring you a FREE one-stop recycling event on Saturday, April 4, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Public Works Service Center, 14200 Chapman Road. Residents are welcome to bring personal documents for shredding and may drop-off audio and video tapes, CDs, DVDs, household chemicals and batteries, as well as e-waste, medications, needles and sharps for recycling.

For a complete list of materials being accepted and packaging guidelines, please visit the Solid Waste & Recycling homepage or call (510) 577-6026.


$25k Reward Offered in Homicide of Joel Ramirez

February 19, 2015 

On February 17th the City Council approved a $25,000 reward for information regarding the December 2014 unsolved homicide of Joel Ramirez, a 21 year old San Leandro resident.

SLPD detectives have explored several motives surrounding this case and are presently searching for leads in order to identify the suspect responsible for Joel’s senseless murder.

The $25,000 reward is being offered in order to help will prompt someone to come forward with information that will lead to the arrest and criminal charging of the suspect responsible for the murder.


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San Leandro Launches New Online Permitting System

February 17, 2015 

The City of San Leandro is excited to announce the launch of its new Online Permitting System. Powered by Accela, this cloud-based system allows community residents to file permit applications online and streamlines the entire process with workflow and routing, mobile capabilities, and reporting. It will soon be integrated with our GIS mapping engine and allow online fee payments and scheduling of inspections. Please visit the Building & Safety Division webpage to find out more.

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Appointments to Airport Advisory Group

February 17, 2015 

The City is looking for residents to serve as community representatives on the Oakland Airport’s North Field-South Field Research Group. The North Field-South Field Research Group is a four year term and meets quarterly, during normal business hours, at the airport’s North Field Offices.

For more information, please visit the City’s Airport Noise website or contact Kathy Ornelas at (510) 577-3430.

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Calling all Businesses! Sponsor a Utility Box Mural!

February 5, 2015 

Since last year, the City of San Leandro has worked with Streets Alive on a demonstration project to develop artistic enhancements for seven groups of utility boxes; transforming these drab, gray boxes into works of art. The City is now looking for businesses or individuals to sponsor more utility box murals citywide. Click on the tab below for details about how to sponsor a box mural.

Please contact Justin Proffitt (510) 577-3327 in the Office of Business Development more details.


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Spring Activities Guide is Here!

January 21, 2015 

The San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Department has launched its 2015 Spring Activities Guide! Summer Sneak Peek, Chabot Day Camp, Summer Adventures, Special Events, Classes, Aquatics, Senior Trips... the list goes on and on! There is something for everybody from tots to seniors and individuals to families in the San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Spring Activities Guide! Don't miss out on an opportunity to learn something new, meet new friends, get in shape and get involved in our community!

For information on our current course offerings, please visit the San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Online Registration System or visit the Recreation and Human Services Department homepage.

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Thursday March 5, 2015
All Day EventTrajes Regionales de Mexico - Main Library

Regional Costumes of Mexico

February 13 - May 16

On display during regular library hours.

An exhibit of breathtaking costumes from the collection of Oakland based Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno. The exhibition explores the central role of regional dress–from the glamorous to the very subtle–in Mexican folk-dance, music and costuming, bringing together iconic costumes from the regions of Mexico.

10:00 AMCanciones y cuentos en Español (Main Library)

Canciones y cuentos en Español para bebes y niños menores de tres años

Disfruta libros, cuentos y canciones en Español en la biblioteca con tus bebes y niños pequeños. Aprende canciones y rimas que puedes usar cada día con ellos en casa. Ven y juega con nosotros terminando la lectura del cuento. Este es un servicio gratuito ofrecido por First 5 Alameda County.
Martes 10:00am—Biblioteca South Branch (espacio es limitado en Biblioteca South Branch)
Jueves 10:00am—Biblioteca Principal

Songs and Stories in Spanish for Little Ones - Ages 0 to 3
Enjoy Spanish-language books, stories and songs at the library with your babies and toddlers. Learn songs and rhymes that you can use every day with your little one (ages 0 to 3). After storytime, you are invited to stay and play. This free storytime is funded by First 5 Alameda County.

Tuesdays at 10:00am— South Branch Library (space is limited at South Branch Library due to room capacity)
Thursdays at 10:00am—Main Library

10:30 AMPRESCHOOL STORYTIME - Manor Branch Library
Designed for children ages 3-8, our preschool storytimes feature the best in children's books, songs, and arts and crafts activities. This program is for children and a caregiver, to help children get ready for kindergarten, get the reading habit, and to have fun! No registration required, just drop in!
3:45 PMTeen Big Read Event - Author Workshop with Mitali Perkins

Calling all teens grades 6 to 12! Join us at the San Leandro Main Library on Thursday, March 5 from 3:45-4:45 pm for a workshop with teen author Mitali Perkins! Register today at the Main Library Children's Desk or call 577-3960.

Writing well about place intensifies plot and brings characters to life. In this workshop, teens consider how good writing engages all five senses, underlines a literary theme, and takes readers on journeys to other places. A directed exercise allows participants to apply and demonstrate what they've gained from the workshop.

This is a free event and part of the Big Read program. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

5:00 PMTech Drop In Lab (Main Library)

Do you have a tech device and need help using it?


The Tech Drop In Lab, the Library's free technology help program, is scheduled today, 5 PM to 8 PM on the first floor of the Main Library. It's designed for all ages and offers assistance using cell phones, digital cameras, tablets, laptop computers, other mobile devices, operating systems, and OverDrive, the Library's ebook service.


The library has trained volunteers ready to offer one-on-one assistance. All sessions are drop-in with no reservations necessary. Those seeking assistance are asked to bring in their tech device, power cords, account usernames, account passwords, and user manuals, if available. For more information, please call the Main Library Information Desk at (510) 577-3971.

7:00 PMBoard of Zoning Adjustments Meeting

Due to a lack of business items, the regularly scheduled BZA meeting of March 5, 2015 is cancelled. The next meeting is currently scheduled for Thursday, April 2, 2015.

The Board of Zoning Adjustments (BZA) meets the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm in City Council Chambers.

Agendas and minutes can be found at www.sanleandro.org > About the City > Agendas/Meeting Central.

The BZA hears and decides upon:

  • Applications for zoning matters
  • Makes recommendations to the City Council on planned unit developments
  • Considers modification of requirements and restrictions for fences, walls and hedges
  • Makes recommendations to the Planning Commission regarding amendments to the Zoning Code.

For more information contact Elmer Penaranda at (510) 577-3314.


Friday March 6, 2015
All Day EventTrajes Regionales de Mexico - Main Library

Regional Costumes of Mexico

February 13 - May 16

On display during regular library hours.

An exhibit of breathtaking costumes from the collection of Oakland based Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno. The exhibition explores the central role of regional dress–from the glamorous to the very subtle–in Mexican folk-dance, music and costuming, bringing together iconic costumes from the regions of Mexico.


Saturday March 7, 2015
All Day EventTrajes Regionales de Mexico - Main Library

Regional Costumes of Mexico

February 13 - May 16

On display during regular library hours.

An exhibit of breathtaking costumes from the collection of Oakland based Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno. The exhibition explores the central role of regional dress–from the glamorous to the very subtle–in Mexican folk-dance, music and costuming, bringing together iconic costumes from the regions of Mexico.

2:00 PMBig Read 2015 - Literary Gathering with Author Luis Alberto Urrea

Luis Alberto Urrea, a prolific and award-winning writer, has focused his writing career on life along the U.S.-Mexican border and the lives of those who cross it. Do not miss this dynamic, interesting and gifted speaker. Free admission, light refreshments will be served.

RSVP by March 2 to asilveira@sanleandro.org or 510-577-3991.

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.


Sunday March 8, 2015
All Day EventTrajes Regionales de Mexico - Main Library

Regional Costumes of Mexico

February 13 - May 16

On display during regular library hours.

An exhibit of breathtaking costumes from the collection of Oakland based Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno. The exhibition explores the central role of regional dress–from the glamorous to the very subtle–in Mexican folk-dance, music and costuming, bringing together iconic costumes from the regions of Mexico.

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